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Blind and Curtain Cords

Did you know? Cords from blinds and curtain cords are a danger to young children. Always keep cords high and out of reach of young children.

Safety Tips

  • Do not leave cords hanging
  • Keep looped or long blind cords high and out of reach of children
  • Cut cords short when blinds are fully down or curtains are fully closed
  • Make sure that children cannot reach the cord, whether the blind is up or down
  • Keep cribs, beds, high chairs or playpens away from windows or doors
  • Keep sofas, chairs, tables, shelves, or bookcases away from windows1

For more information visit, Healthy Canadians.

 
Date of creation: March 4, 2013
Last modified on: August 13, 2014

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References

1Healthy Canadians. (2013-10-16). Blinds and Curtain Cords. Retrieved from
http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/kids-enfants/injury-blessure/curtain_cord-cordons_rideaux-eng.php